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The Chamber Audiobook

The Chamber

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Publisher's Summary

In the corridors of Chicago's top law firm: 26-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brink of a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking it all for a death-row killer and an impossible case. Maximum Security Unit, Mississippi State Prison: Sam Cayhall is a former Klansman and unrepentant racist now facing the death penalty for a fatal bombing in 1967. He has run out of chances - except for one: the young, liberal Chicago lawyer who just happens to be his grandson. While the executioners prepare the gas chamber, while the protesters gather and the TV cameras wait, Adam has only days, hours, minutes, to save his client. For between the 2 men is a chasm of shame, family lies and secrets - including one secret that could save Sam Cayhall's life...or cost Adam his.

©1994 John Grisham; (P)1999 Random House, Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

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    Robert H Alexander Corona, CA, US 06-04-12
    Robert H Alexander Corona, CA, US 06-04-12 Member Since 2010

    A retired businessman and widower (it's just me and the cat), I keep active with many diverse projects at which I can almost always be found with my earbuds in, listening to an audio book.

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    "A disappointment"
    What disappointed you about The Chamber?

    As a rabid Grisham fan I am very sorry to say that this book is not up to Mr Grisham's usual standards. Predictable plot. That the only mistery in the story is left unresolved is the only surprise furnished in this book. I waited the entire book for something exciting or engrossing. This is just a sermon against the death penalty which is always expected from this author. What is not expected is that in this book he gives us very little else. If you have read many of his books you will find the characters, dialog, and plot all very familiar. I suggest you try another title. Almost everything else he has written is excellent. This is the first time I have ever been disappointed by John Grisham.


    Has The Chamber turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not at all.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Beck – was your favorite?

    Sam Cahill, the murderer.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom.


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    steve Woodbury, MN, United States 05-26-11
    steve Woodbury, MN, United States 05-26-11
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    "Snoozer"

    This book was way too long and really drags on...might be better abriged version as the story was solid but never really developed.

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    Jennifer 08-15-17
    Jennifer 08-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A Phenomenal Story!!!"

    I just recently began reading/listening to Grisham's books two weeks ago. I can't get enough of Grisham and his writing. The Chamber was my fourth book, and it was superb. I never would have imagined I would be able to love and feel sorry for a character who had committed some pretty horrific acts of violence, but Grisham and his writing made it possible. Sam Cayhall is probably the only villain in a story with whom you can fall in love and sympathize with. I truly felt sorry for him, he never stood a chance in life. He was raised and taught to hate. That poor man never New love. Adam, Sams lawyer as well as his grandson was also a lovable character.
    I believe in the death penalty, and I feel sorry to know that there are innocent men like Sam on death row. Sam was wrongly convicted and lived in hell up in Parchman. I wish there was a sequel to this book.
    Michael Beck was a fabulous narrator like always. I have never had a bad experience with him narrating.
    I highly recommend this book. It is worth the credit, you will not be sorry.

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    Becky Moon 08-10-17
    Becky Moon 08-10-17 Member Since 2013
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    "I love Grisham"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it makes a good study for the death penalty issues, whether you are pro or con.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It made me think and once more analyze my own beliefs and prejudices..


    What about Michael Beck’s performance did you like?

    This was one of the best reader performances ever!! I could listen to Beck read the phone book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I don't listen in one sitting to any of my books.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm searching for another Michael Beck reading.

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    "exceptional writing"

    I read this book for the first time when I was in jail. I never really read to much when I was out but while I was incarcerated it was a great time killer this book was truly a work of art it was easy to read & beautifully writen I cried at the end for Sam three cheers to Mr. John Grisham!

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    Danica SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 04-27-17
    Danica SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 04-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The finest audiobook production I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing!"

    This narrator captured the essence of the accents, emotions and events with breathtaking perfection. I wish I could experience it for the first time once again.

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    Wilhelmina Orlando, FL, United States 04-06-17
    Wilhelmina Orlando, FL, United States 04-06-17 Member Since 2016

    I love to listen and read books. I don't waste a minute...I listen when I am driving, cleaning, getting my nails done, etc. Fiction books are my favorites.... mysteries.

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    "The long chamber"

    I liked the story..... but it dragged it out way way too long. Didn't need so much detail.

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    Mark 04-02-17
    Mark 04-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesome story"

    Excellent book and the narrator delivered perfectly. I really enjoyed how he actually used the proper accents and voices to portray exactly what was going on.

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    Ollivette Vassey 03-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Couldn't stop listening"

    John Grisham brings his books to life. cried several times. He is an awesome writer.

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    night owl 03-08-17
    night owl 03-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "John Grisham at his very best."

    A dark but somehow uplifting story.Written before Grisham let his liberalism take over his plots.Offers insight into how our upbringing and culture instill us with hate. Wonderfully developed characters and an interesting and suspenseful plot. Even though this wasn't my first reading, I found myself anxious about certain outcomes. The narration is superb, the dialogue is great.If you can handle the grimm subject THE CHAMBER is worth two credits.

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